trachyphyllia

Unusual Corals In Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait The Lembeh Strait is a holy grail amongst scuba divers. This relatively small channel of water is home to the highest concentration of crazy critters known anywhere under the sea. Scuba divers from around the world flock to…

Ultra Corals Australia Collected A Trachy Which Is Out Of This World!

If you needed any proof that corals have yet to reveal all of their mind blowing colors and patterns to us, then look no further than this unbelievable “glitter line”  Trachyphyllia. We’ve seen Trachies with all number of fascinating colors,…

The Trachies at Reefapalooza Orlando Were Off The Hook This Weekend!

There’s a whole boat load of incredible corals at Reefapalooza this weekend but a few groups of them really stood out from the crowd. Among these were a crop of truly mind-blowing Trachyphyllia that were as colorful as they were showy…

Top 10 Bicolored corals and invertebrates

Invertebrates and corals in particular, are fascinating to us higher primates (humans) particularly because they seem so alien from us. Everything about them from the way they live, the way they develop, and even the way they die (or partially die)…

Coral flatworms can even infest our beloved Trachyphyllia

Coral flatworms come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, but if we find them on our beloved corals, chances are that the flatworm is not doing any good for it. The more corals we keep and see and…

You’ve never seen a Trachyphyllia like this one

Is it a Acan lord? Is it a Lobophyllia? No this funkadelic coral is one of the wildest Trachyphyllia corals we’ve ever seen, with a crazy morphology to boot. This one of a kind Trachy was acquired by Aquatech Imports, a wholesaler…

LiveAquaria has the lock on some large show size Trachyphyllia

Trachyphyllia is one of those iconic corals that has been in the hobby since forever, and therefore we all know that they are supposed to look like. Especially in regards to size, we expect a typical large specimen of Trachyphyllia to…

Open brain corals are perfectly capable of catching small healthy reef fish

It’s pretty common knowledge that anemones of any kind can easily catch small fish, or specimens that are weakened from stress or injury, but you don’t really expect that from corals. Sure we’ve all seen the evidence of open brains…

When common corals are Amazing corals

I was at a local coral “chop shop”  a while back (yeah, they exist here in SoCal), perusing the raceways chock full of ½” frags of “LE” corals , when I saw it: A brilliant, neon- green, orange-tinged  flash- a…